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Apply for a marriage certificate
Online services will be unavailable between:
- 7:00am - 9:00am Wednesday 28 September
- 6:30pm Thursday 29 - 6:30am Friday 30 September.
During these times you will not be able to apply for certificates or purchase images, search historical indexes or popular baby names, or upload data. We apologise for any inconvenience.
How to apply
To apply in person, you need to download and complete a marriage certificate application form, then bring the form and your payment and proof of identity documents to a Service Centre to have them certified.
Turnaround times vary depending on how you apply.
Make sure you:
- Fill out the whole application form.
- Submit all required proof of identity documents (see the application form or page for more details).
- Online or mail: Submit certified photocopies of each document. See the proof of identity page for advice on how to get your photocopies certified.
- In person: If you are attending the Registry's Customer Service Centre, bring the original identity documents with you. If you are submitting your application at a Justice Service Centre (JSC), bring both the original documents and photocopies of the original documents so that they can be certified. Find your nearest JSC.
- Online: Visa or MasterCard.
- Mail: Visa, MasterCard, money order or bank cheque.
- In person: EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard, money order or bank cheque. Cash is not accepted.
About marriage certificates
You can use a standard marriage certificate as proof of your wedding for official purposes, such as changing your name on a passport or driver licence.
We can only issue a marriage certificate once the marriage is registered in Victoria.
If you were married outside Victoria, contact the Registry office of the state, territory or country where the marriage happened.
We recommend you keep all Registry-issued documents safe and secure.